Newspaper Wallpaper

By: camillebrion

Having a house seems to be the dream of most people, who think about having privacy, freedom and being able to say, finally, that they have a corner of their own. And it does not matter if it’s a house, an apartment or a kitchenette: what matters is your identification with your home.

Lately, a lot of people have surrendered to the art of decorating their homes in a more”youthful” way, leaving aside corns like more discreet paintings, more contemporary furniture among other decorating styles considered”coarse” by the new generation. More modern items such as bright colored sofas or chairs that have upholstery considered”exotic” are one of the examples of how new decorations are falling in the taste of the population.

As already mentioned above, painting the house is a very traditional habit, since it makes it very similar to the one who sees it. It also serves to protect the plaster from eventual erosion, in addition to leaving a more pleasing look to the eyes. However, a practice that already well known abroad has been gaining more and more fans here in Brazil: The use of wallpaper. And our article today will tell you exactly about them: newspaper wallpapers. Here, you will know a little more about the newspaper wallpapers, as well as some tips on how to put such prints yourself on your wall. Come on?


Wallpapers are nothing more than covers made of paper that aims to cover a wall to the owner’s own taste, making it clear that wall papers only serve the inner part of the residence, since, in exposure to variations Can be damaged quickly.

According to researchers, the habit of using wallpaper as decoration has emerged in ancient China, about 200 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, who is regarded as the founder of the Christian religion. Not surprisingly, because of the still insufficient technology, the wall papers were rustically made using rice paper. Consequently, the wall papers were white, not having any kind of detail that could be considered as a piece of decoration-although it is considered ornament by the researchers-until it gained other forms of confection, where it began to be made with vegetal parchment, where it passed To gain color and other aspects. In the beginning, the drawings made on the wall papers were all from the hands of the craftsmen, which demanded a lot of time and the price of the product, consequently, shot. Soon after, the wooden stamps appeared, where the drawings were carved into the wood and, to be stamped on the paper, they were covered with paint. These new wallpapers, with colors and designs, became a fever among Chinese merchants and nobles.

Fashion was adopted in Europe when it came to have close relations with China, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. However, most of the wallpaper techniques that entered the European continent came from the Arab merchants who, while visiting China, learned the techniques for making such ornaments. It replaced the screens and tapestries, which were used to decorate the walls, doors and windows of Europeans. However, in 1500, the period of the Great Navigations proposed by the Portuguese and Spanish, there were small craftsmen who”copied” the Chinese wall papers, but without the quality nor the technique used by the pioneers in the manufacture of such pieces. In addition to the questionable quality of the work, the pace of work of European artisans was slower than that of the Japanese,

In 1630, it was inaugurated what researchers believe to be the first wallpaper factory in the city of Roven, France. Years later, techniques created by French craftsmen allowed the wall papers to print various products, such as bags and clothes, for example, which triggered a new fever among Europeans.

Today, wallpaper is present in almost every place in the world, and has been conquering the Brazilian consumer gradually, due to the low prices and, increasingly, being easier to be installed in the desired places.

Newspaper Wallpaper

The newspaper wallpaper is nothing more than to use the newspaper itself, the one acquired in the newsstands, as background to put on the wall. Although there are a number of options on the internet that already provide paper as a newspaper, many people are looking for sustainability, using the old sheets of newspaper to give a more relaxed touch in a room of your choice.

If you want to renovate some room with newspaper wallpapers, see a tip on how you can do it yourself.

To do the job, you need several newspapers, white glue, water, a glass or plastic container, scissors and a brush.

After you’ve gathered the material, start by cutting out newspaper strips, avoiding the colored pages so you do not stain the panel later, remembering that it will be only in black and white. One tip is that you can thematize a wall according to the room, that is, an editorial about video games in the game room, for example.

To apply the newspaper strips, start from the top down, to make it easier to apply the decoration on the baseboard. Dilute the glue in the water(the glue should look thin, but not totally, so as not to lose the adhesion) and pass it on the wall where you want to glue the newspaper strips. Remember that the wall should be free of any irregularities such as holes in the plaster or”swelling” in the paint. After that, stick the newspaper strip and gently slip the glue over the newspaper strip, leaving it wet.

Do this until you cover the area you want. If you want a brighter appearance, you can apply varnish over the panel. However, remember that it must be completely dry to go through this process, which will require a soft and dry brush for the application of the varnish.

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